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  • LONDON, Aug 7- Emerging markets have spent more than two years in a slow-motion crisis with the threat of a U.S. interest rate rise hanging over them. An eventual rise in borrowing costs has been anticipated since May 2013 when then-chairman Ben Bernanke sparked a global emerging market sell-off by speculating about winding down, or tapering, of the Fed's...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- The International Monetary Fund on Monday named as its new chief economist Maurice Obstfeld, an academic and White House economic adviser known for his work on money flows and international finance. Obstfeld, currently on leave from the University of California, Berkeley to serve on President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers,...

  • Traders fear Greece, watching Yellen Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 6:41 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference following a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting in Washington, June 17, 2015.

    Traders will be listening to Fed Chair Janet Yellen on Friday for any guidance on whether global risks are serious enough to delay a rate hike this year.

  • July 7- Only an excessively brave investor would bet that China's increasingly desperate moves to prop up its stock market won't work; only a fool would bet that they will. The proper place for anyone with any choice in the matter is on the sidelines, watching with concern as China, faced with a rapid implosion in its stock market, attempts to overawe would-be...

  • Bond pros: Volatility coming, but no 'tantrum' Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 2:06 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    The rate hike by the Fed has been well telegraphed and is not expected to catch the markets off guard the way Ben Bernanke did in 2013.

  • The Fed to be 'data dependent'? No...not really Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 1:08 PM ET
    Traders in the 10-year bond options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade signal orders.

    Two words will frame the path ahead: "data dependent." If history holds, the phrase is more campaign slogan than policy standard.

  • Another reason to dump Jackson instead of Hamilton Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 10:57 AM ET
    Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill.

    There's another issue with making way for a woman on the $10 note, rather than the $20: $10s are way less popular.

  • Bernanke 'appalled' by plan to drop Hamilton Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 1:48 PM ET
    Former Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    "Say it ain't so, Jack." That's the headline on Ben Bernanke's blog post about the plan to replace Alexander Hamilton with a woman on the $10 bill.

  • Markets curious about Fed's 4T 'shades of gray' Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 5:05 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    As Fed Chair Janet Yellen prepares for the first Fed rate hike in nine years, she also may have to begin to address the $4.5 trillion elephant in the room.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, June 15- A U.S. judge on Monday awarded no damages to American International Group Inc shareholders led by former CEO Maurice "Hank" Greenberg in their lawsuit against the U.S. government, despite finding that the U.S. While Judge Thomas Wheeler of the Federal Court of Claims in Washington, D.C. sided with Greenberg on a key legal claim, the...

  • NEW YORK, June 12- The sharp bond market selloff is starting to pinch American consumers and companies, causing a mild economic tightening that, if sustained, could raise alarms at the Federal Reserve and even delay a plan to hike interest rates in coming months. And I do think that they will try to micro-manage the market, "said Craig Dismuke, chief economic...

  • ANALYSIS-Calling time on zero rates and QE Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 3:00 PM ET

    *Global equity vs bonds 2012-' 15: http://link.reuters.com/fac39s. LONDON, June 10- The world of zero interest rates has outlived its usefulness, according to a chorus of influential bankers, watchdogs and economists anxious about asset bubbles and wealth inequality. "It's a mistake to keep interest rates this low for so long as it breeds complacency and leads to...

  • What 'tantrum'? Investors still love bond funds Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 12:23 PM ET

    The bond market may be in turmoil, but investors don't seem to care.

  • Time to go global? Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 12:09 PM ET
    Time to go global?

    Kevin Kelly, Recon Capital Partners, thinks the best investments are overseas.

  • Are stocks expensive? Bernanke vs. Yellen Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 12:02 PM ET
    Are stocks expensive? Bernanke vs. Yellen

    Former Fed Chair Bernanke said stock prices have risen rapidly over the past six years or so, but had been severely depressed; and current Fed Chair Yellen says equity valuations are generally quite high. The FMHR traders, weigh in.

  • Bernanke still blind to market bubbles Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 12:21 PM ET
    Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, March 2, 2015 in Washington.

    The former Fed chair is speaking out. Investors shouldn't listen, says Michael Pento.

  • Why is Janet Yellen skipping Jackson Hole? Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 10:26 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at the Institute for New Economic Thinking Conference on Finance and Society at the IMF in Washington on May 6, 2015.

    Why is Fed Chair Janet Yellen skipping the Fed's annual symposium in Jackson Hole? Ron Insana weighs in.

  • Ben Bernanke: I see no extreme moves here Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 8:08 AM ET
    Former US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke asking a question/criticizing Indian Central Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan at a Brookings event on monetary policy. Many in the audience were surprised to find out Bernanke was there, when he was called upon for the first question. He's currently a Brookings Distinguished Fellow.

    The former Federal Reserve chair said there were no signs of extreme movements in the U.S. real estate and financial markets.

  • *Gold recovers some ground after 1.7 pct slide on Tuesday. LONDON, May 27- Gold steadied on Wednesday off the previous session's two-week low as the dollar retreated after its biggest daily rise in two years, but prices remained under pressure from expectations that a U.S. rate increase may come soon. "Gold got hit by a double whammy yesterday, first of all from the...

  • *Gold recovers some ground after 1.7 pct slide on Tuesday. LONDON, May 27- Gold recovered some lost ground on Wednesday as the dollar retreated after its biggest daily rise in two years, but prices remained under pressure from expectations that a U.S. rate increase may come soon. Gold fell 1.7 percent on Tuesday, its biggest one-day drop this month, after firmer data...